Aristotle Capital Management Has Raised Its Kroger Co (KR) Holding; Shaw Communications (SJR) Shorts Lowered By 9.13%

April 25, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

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Aristotle Capital Management Llc increased Kroger Co (KR) stake by 1.42% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Aristotle Capital Management Llc acquired 135,460 shares as Kroger Co (KR)’s stock declined 16.92%. The Aristotle Capital Management Llc holds 9.67 million shares with $265.49 million value, up from 9.54M last quarter. Kroger Co now has $21.86B valuation. The stock increased 0.85% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $25.59. About 5.13M shares traded. The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has declined 18.87% since April 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.42% the S&P500.

Shaw Communications Inc (NYSE:SJR) had a decrease of 9.13% in short interest. SJR’s SI was 3.05 million shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 9.13% from 3.36 million shares previously. With 1.06 million avg volume, 3 days are for Shaw Communications Inc (NYSE:SJR)’s short sellers to cover SJR’s short positions. The SI to Shaw Communications Inc’s float is 0.68%. The stock decreased 0.86% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $20.74. About 333,682 shares traded. Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE:SJR) has declined 8.07% since April 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.62% the S&P500.

Among 37 analysts covering Kroger (NYSE:KR), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Kroger had 111 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 29 by Citigroup. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 31 by Jefferies. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, September 11 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, May 3 by SunTrust. The stock of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, March 23. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, December 14 by Piper Jaffray. As per Wednesday, January 24, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. S&P Research maintained The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) rating on Monday, September 14. S&P Research has “Strong Buy” rating and $47 target. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $19.0 target in Thursday, October 12 report. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $45 target in Thursday, September 17 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.9 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 78 investors sold KR shares while 251 reduced holdings. 121 funds opened positions while 176 raised stakes. 636.15 million shares or 7.55% less from 688.12 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Balyasny Asset Ltd owns 0.06% invested in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) for 712,440 shares. Moreover, Wolverine Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation has 0% invested in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) for 15,000 shares. Lenox Wealth Mgmt reported 29,294 shares. Bessemer Group Inc Inc accumulated 0% or 4,980 shares. California Employees Retirement has 0.1% invested in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). Deutsche Retail Bank Ag stated it has 2.80M shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Stifel Financial has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). First Republic Investment Inc owns 0.02% invested in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) for 87,283 shares. Wealthfront Inc holds 18,648 shares. Aqr Capital Limited Liability owns 1.33M shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Violich Cap reported 31,517 shares or 0.22% of all its holdings. Hennessy Advsr Inc holds 61,600 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Gradient Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) for 5,555 shares. 102,299 were reported by Koshinski Asset. The Ohio-based Farmers Tru has invested 0.07% in The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR).

Since December 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 sales for $2.81 million activity. 11,000 The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) shares with value of $325,292 were sold by Clark Robert W. HJELM CHRISTOPHER T also sold $245,120 worth of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) shares. $471,200 worth of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) was sold by Foley Todd A on Tuesday, January 30. The insider DONNELLY MICHAEL JOSEPH sold $1.23 million.

Shaw Communications Inc. operates as a diversified communications firm in Canada and the United States. The company has market cap of $10.53 billion. The firm operates through Consumer, Business Network Services, Business Infrastructure Services, and Wireless divisions. It has a 22.67 P/E ratio. The Consumer segment provides cable telecommunications services, including video, Internet, WiFi and phone, and satellite video services.

Among 8 analysts covering Shaw Comms (NYSE:SJR), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Shaw Comms had 15 analyst reports since October 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $26 target in Friday, October 23 report. The company was initiated on Tuesday, April 5 by Barclays Capital. Citigroup initiated the shares of SJR in report on Thursday, April 6 with “Sell” rating. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. RBC Capital Markets upgraded Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE:SJR) on Monday, January 9 to “Outperform” rating. On Friday, April 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Scotia Capital to “Outperform”. The rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, April 13 to “Buy”. On Tuesday, October 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to “Outperform”. The company was maintained on Friday, October 23 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, April 12 by Echelon Wealth Partners.

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